Building on 120 years of history, Chamberlain offers flexible and progressive academic nursing programs with a student-focused learning environment online and on-site. Chamberlain offers the following undergraduate nursing degree programs: Associate degree in nursing (ADN); Bachelors degree in nursing (BSN), with an online RN to BSN degree completion option. On the graduate level, Chamberlain offers an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is launching from a solid and historical, 120-year educational foundation of preparing compassionate, knowledgeable, and clinically proficient graduates. Formerly known as Deaconess College of Nursing, the newly named Chamberlain College of Nursing is fueled by the ingenuity of a progressive and expansive nursing program.
First established in 1889, the school evolved from a diploma school of nursing to a college of nursing, offering both ASN and BSN degrees. In March 2005, DeVry Inc. acquired Deaconess. A term of the acquisition agreement is that Devry's use of the Deaconess name will expire as of September 30, 2006, thus requiring a new name.
The new name Chamberlain exemplifies the strength and solid, historical foundation of Deaconess, while positioning the school for future growth.
Derived from the Middle English word chaumberlein, which means chief steward, the name also alludes to the critical role of the nurse as the central steward and coordinator of patient care.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, ncahlc.org. HLC is one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and the Master of Science in Nursing degree program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202.887.6791).
The Associate Degree in Nursing program at the Columbus location is accredited with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000).
Accreditation provides assurance to the public and to prospective students that standards of quality have been met.
Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, 101 N. 14th Street, 10th Floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219, 804.225.2600.
Chamberlain College of Nursing has provisional approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233-1463, 804.367.4515.
Chamberlain College of Nursing is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission, 6 N. Liberty, 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201. AC0107
Chamberlain is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1400 West Washington, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007, 602.542.5709.
Chamberlain has a certificate to operate its Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program from the Arizona State Board of Nursing, 4747 N. 7th Street, Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014, 602.771.7800.